Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind and those with other disabilities enjoy the same rights as people without disabilities. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sight savers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work. Our Headquarters are located within easy reach of London and Brighton and we have offices in various other countries.
Title: Global Technical Lead — Disability-inclusive economic empowerment ( 2 year Fixed Term Contract)
Location: Various – Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh, UK
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
Sight savers are offering an exciting opportunity as a Global Technical Lead to drive disability inclusive economic empowerment. The position will be working closely with technical and programme staff throughout the organisation, of which will involve work in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh and the UK.
To ensure internal and external evidence and good practice is aligned with Sight savers thematic programme portfolio on economic empowerment the post will provide technical leadership at both organisational and programmatic levels and guide the direction, development and delivery for the global strategic programme in collaboration with the Senior GTL,
With an innovative approach to developing strategic initiatives in inclusive employment, the post holder will facilitate the strengthening of country regional and global teams with the implementation of inclusion programmes.
The right candidate will possess excellent knowledge of economic empowerment, livelihoods, social protection and financial inclusion. An understanding of economic empowerment in developing countries and awareness of the key international networks is vital, as is involvement in representing an organisation and providing influence at an international level.
A postgraduate qualification, or similar, in a relevant field is required, as is excellent leadership and communication skills. The ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional teams and to develop and adapt programming guidance tools is essential. The successful applicant wilt be require to travel for up to 12-16 weeks a year (regionally and internationally.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.
Closing date: 22 April 2018
Interview date: Week commencing 30 April 2018
How to apply
To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form as two separate documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.